Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAE 5461 - Water Reclamation and Treatment Systems

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course will explore the expanding field of water reuse systems.  Both centralized and decentralized systems will be studied.  The full range of non-potable reuse, indirect potable reuse, and direct potable reuse will be explored.  Students will be expected to design a water reuse system for either a centralized or decentralized scenario.  Lectures will focus on water treatment technologies as they are typically applied to water reuse systems. (prereq: graduate program director or department chair consent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the socio-economic factors that lead to water reuse
  • Analyze water quality needs and match those needs with appropriate water treatment technologies
  • Evaluate alternative technologies and treatment scenarios for a water reuse system based on local, economic, and technological factors
  • Design a water reuse treatment system for use in a realistic situation
  • Present a design report to alleviate typical fears associated with water reuse systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Working knowledge of water systems design

Course Topics
  • Introduction to course and topics
  • One water concepts
  • Water quality issues
  • Centralized treatment paradigm
  • Decentralized paradigm
  • Water quality measurement
  • Physical treatment processes
  • Chemical treatment processes
  • Biological treatment processes
  • Pathogen reduction processes
  • Typical centralized reuse systems
  • Typical decentralized reuse systems

Douglas J. Nelson, P.E.

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